The MAPS Arena in downtown Oklahoma City is a professional hockey facility, but the large complex can also accommodate other sporting events.
Faced with a multitude of concrete column heights and dimensions, the contractor concerned about the cost of renting and storing many form sizes to form them all. To solve this problem, Symons® by Dayton Superior suggested that the contractor consider using the Adjustable Column Form for most of these important elements. With these forms, columns with different dimensions can be formed with a minimum amount of equipment. These 2,000 psf forms can be adjusted incrementally to accommodate a wide variety of sizes without having to use internal ties.

Around the perimeter of the arena, a “T” shaped column was specified. These columns were consistently sized, reducing the form sizes required. However, opposite ends of the “T” needed to accommodate multiple rebar protrusions along the entire height of the column.

The plan for these columns was to use standard Max-A-Form® components for all faces except the ones with penetrations. These two ends utilized plywood reinforced by Steel-Ply Bulkhead Bars. Five-inch walers surrounded the forms on 4' centers to provide additional support.

The contractor praised the workability of each of these systems and the consistently excellent finish that they produced.

Max-A-Form® Forming System


Steel-Ply® Concrete Forming System